Eye health on July 3 On Call

Eye health on July 3 On Call Eye health will be the topic on the July 3 edition of On Call.

�The fourth of July is when physicians see a lot of eye injuries as a result of fireworks,� producer Lindsey Meyers said. �We�ll give advice for preventing eye injuries during this holiday.

�We�ll also find out what causes glaucoma and what can be done to treat this condition. And we�ll tell you what your doctor is looking for when you have an eye exam,� Meyers said.

Meyers and �On Call� Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the topic with Dr. Vance Thompson with the Sioux Valley Clinic-Vance Thompson vision.

�On Call� is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Television. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major support from Avera Health.

Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.

The topic of the July 8 show is multiple sclerosis. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions through the On Call Web site http://oncall.sdstate.org/.

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